Today kicked off many events around Atlanta: AWA (Anime Weekend Atlanta), Tomorrowworld, and the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. We’ve been following some of the players around since Tuesday to get an idea of where they are mentally, their thoughts on the tournament, and watched them practice as well.
For those that have been eagerly awaiting today’s start, here are the pairings for Thursday, September 24:
11:40a Louis Oosthuizen/Harris English (Georgia Native)
11:50a Kevin Na/Sangmoon Bae
12:00p Brooks Koepka/Bill Haas
12:10p Brandt Snedeker/Steven Bowditch
12:20p Matt Kuchar/Paul Casey (Georgia Native)
12:30p Danny Lee/Scott Piercy
12:40p J.B. Holmes/Kevin Kisner (Georgia Native)
12:50p Hideki Matsuyama/*Jim Furyk (withdrew)
1:00p Jimmy Walker/Robert Streb
1:10p Rory McIlroy/Justin Rose
1:20p Daniel Berger/Patrick Reed
1:30p Dustin Johnson/Charley Hoffman
1:40p Bubba Watson/Zach Johnson
1:50p Rickie Fowler/Henrik Stenson
2:00p Jason Day/Jordan Spieth
The likes of Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson, Henrik Stenson, and Rickie Fowler have been noted as the favorites for the tournament. Jason Day leads the points race with (6,680) followed by Spieth (4,392), and Fowler (3,958).
The 2014-15 PGA TOUR season culminates this week with the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. The 30-man field will compete for a chance to win the 2015 FedExCup, and the accompanying $10 million prize. Players sitting in the top-5 in the current standings are in position to automatically claim the FedExCup with a win this week, while those outside of the top-5 will have to rely on how others finish to have any chance at winning the title. The 30 players having qualified for the TOUR Championship have earned invitations/exemptions into the 2016 Masters, U.S. Open and Open Championship. Players in the field also are guaranteed at least $300,000 (30th place) and could earn as much as $11,485,000 (winning both the tournament and overall FedExCup).